Ironic is it not? Most likely, the 52 year old cardiologist followed the AHA recommended guidelines which are heavy on grains, unhealthy oils such as canola oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, and various other ‘vegetable oils’ and still vilifies saturated fats. While I am not happy this happened to him, I do hope it opens his eyes, as well as the eyes of other health practitioners who push this dangerous way of eating that it is not all it is hyped up to be and that if we truely are to make Americans healthy enough to survive into old age, drastic changes must be made in nutritional guidelines. Here is an excerpt from an article about it from, Dr. Mercola’s website.
In the health paradox of the year, 52-year-old cardiologist John Warner, president of the American Heart Association (AHA), recently suffered a heart attack in the middle of a health conference.1,2 In a statement, the association reported Warner was in stable condition after having a stent placed to open a blocked artery. Part of Warner’s speech at the Scientific Sessions conference in Anaheim, California, centered around his own family’s struggle with heart disease.
“After my son was born and we were introducing him to his extended family, I realized something very disturbing: There were no old men on either side of my family. None. All the branches of our family tree cut short by cardiovascular disease,” Warner said in his speech.3
“Together we can make sure old men and old women are regulars at family reunions, that people live long enough and healthy enough to enjoy walks and fishing trips with their grandchildren and maybe even their great-grandchildren. In other words, I look forward to a future where … children grow up surrounded by so many healthy, beloved, elderly relatives that they couldn’t imagine life any other way.”
The cancers, heart disease and type 2 diabetes that result from a high grain diet may very well prevent many people from reaching old age. To read the entire article, please click this LINK.
As I have said before, I believe that the paleo diet, not going to the doctor for every little thing, looking into ways of keeping myself healthy through supplements, nutrition, & exercise, using essential oils to replace pain killers are what have helped me to avoid serious illness. Previously, when I WAS more dependent on modern medicine, my health was suffering.
There were, and still are, people in my life who did, and still do, everything their doctor tells them to do and they are suffering for it. One person in particular has had one health crisis after another for the last 30 years and yet still makes a point to say demeaning things about how I eat, using supplements, refusing to see a doctor for my annual exam, etc. They do all of these things and they are in heart failure, they’ve had multiple surgeries, they are showing signs of dimension and I’m not entirely sure they are not addicted to (if not pain killers) than the attention that comes from being looked after when one is ill. Side note: Elder Evsevios Vittis wrote an amazing prayer LINK. In it, there is a line that reads; Lord, deliver me from the desire to be care for by others. Desiring to be care for by others is not healthy. My life is greatly complicated by the people in it who are in need of care because they have listened to, and followed, the advice of ‘health care professionals’ or have just flat out refused to do anything good for their own bodies. Thankfully no one who is close to me smokes, but when I see people smoking I am stunned. Especially younger people. Have you been living under a rock for the last 30-40 years? Smoking is a well known health hazard and yet despite years of PSA’s, and the sheer expense of smoking, people are still doing it.
Many people have a shockingly cavalier attitude toward unhealthy habits. They believe that since we are all going to die at some time, why not live life on their terms which unfortunately, involves risky behavior? Life is not only about the years we live… it is also about HOW we live those years.
There are, however, those people who WANT to live a healthy life but who are confused by all the information about health and wellness. That is why I started this blog. I never wanted to just write about workouts. I will be writing about all the other healthy tidbits I have learned along the way as I have walked, and continue to walk, my own health journey.
If you are still wanting workout information, there is plenty on this site. Go to the categories section and click on a workout topic. Stick around if you want to know more about the different aspects of health and wellness besides working out.